Fjord Blue won a silver medal at the Florida Authors and Publishers Association’s Book Awards in August!
I just received the medal and some stickers in the mail. Unfortunately, my house is undergoing renovations, so all my books are stored in boxes and I have no idea where my copies of Fjord Blue went.
Here’s a picture of the prize, at least:
silver 2017



Main writing goals:

  • complete two manuscripts that are half-way there at this point
  • get beat-readers to shred said manuscripts to pieces, then build them up and get started on querying
  • revise a shelved manuscript
  • keep in touch with my writer friends
  • promote my late fall YA, Mick & Michelle

Life goals:

  • write a bucket list
  • travel to Svalbard
  • spend more time at my parents’ cabin
  • go camping with the kids
  • pick blueberries in the fall
  • mountain bike even when it’s raining
  • appreciate my gray hairs

Readathon update

My final list of Diverse Retelling Readathon Categories & Titles:


Small Publisher: MARIAN by Ella Lyons. Completed 20/12-16.

Published 2016: THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi. Completed 26/12-16.

POC Protagonist: THE SUMMER OF CHASING MERMAIDS by Sarah Ockler. Completed 28/12-16

LGBTQIA Protagonist: BEAST by Brie Spangler. Completed 30/12-16

Non-Western Setting: THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER by Renee Ahdieh. Completed 25/12-16

Wild Card: The Ninety-Ninth Bride by Catherine F. King. Completed 29/12-16.